Heel Pain In Young Athletes: Calcaneal Apophysitis or “Sever’s Disease” + MORE

Heel Pain In Young Athletes: Calcaneal Apophysitis or “Sever’s Disease” + MORE

CoachUp’s Pump-Up Playlist #2 + MORE

CoachUp’s Pump-Up Playlist #2 About a month ago, we asked some of our most esteemed coaches and employees to weigh in on their favorite pump-up songs. It was a smashing success, so we’re bringing it back for another edition! While your fall sports are nearing the playoff push, it’s.... More »
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Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights + MORE

Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant. At first glance, it’s easy to see why Yao Ming made it to the NBA – he’s 7 feet 6 inches. But there have been a few 7 ft 6 in centers in the past and how many of them were 8-time All-Star and 5.... More »
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Why Young Athletes Give Up + MORE

Perfectionism In Young Athletes We recently received a note from a parent about how her 10-year-old’s high expectations lead her to give up when faced with adversity. This is common when a child, like this softball player, has achieved success. She has pitched many perfect games, including at sta.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: When HS Coaches Play To Lose…..

 How Youth Coaches Can Lose Players’ Respect Quickly:  Throw a Game By Doug Abrams  In Tennessee girls basketball action last week, Riverdale High School faced Smyrna High School in a district tournament match-up.  Both teams tried their hardest all game. The trouble was that, obeying their he.... More »

Head Games: Athletes and Their Body Images + MORE

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 3 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on Athletes and Their Body Images. My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, counselor, blogger, and recoverin.... More »
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Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Palo Alto, CA
Key Points:

Heel pain in young athletes is a very common condition in young growing athletes
Most often this is a condition called “Sever’s Disease”, and can be managed with heel cushioning, proper shoe wear, and activity modification 

Heel pain is one of the most common complaints in young athletes…

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Baseball umpires are often vilified by fans and players alike. The best umps, like the best offensive lineman, are anonymous. You should hardly notice them. But when they do make a mistake, they’re noticed and hated.
So what does this have to do with parenting? Everything. Is the only time your children get real attention from you when they blow it like an umpire does when in front of hometown fans? And when your kids do well, do you hardly notice them? It’s sad but true, many times…

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To listen to the podcast, click on the arrow above. Setting goals in sports is not just for athletes who want to go pro, or even make it to college. Setting goals is something we should encourage every child in sports to do. And here’s why: The real value of setting goals is not the…Read More

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Coaches Inc., a sports marketing agency that represents college and professional sports coaches, announced that it has partnered with CoachUp. Coaches Inc. offers coaches services in contract negotiations, career planning,  and marketing and promotional opportunities.
CoachUp will drive new business to Coaches Inc…

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The Tipping Point in Youth Sports

– changingthegameproject.com

“What happens to us parents and coaches,” I often get asked, “that turns us from sensible, relaxed people to stressed out adults roaming up and down sports sidelines and screaming at every play?” It is a question I ponder a lot, especially as I often get to watch my young children’s games played side by […

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Want a roadmap to understanding the rapidly changing world of journalism and media? You might want to read Jay Rosen’s post at his PressThink site: How to be literate in what’s changing in journalism.
Rosen is an NYU journalism professor and one of the sharpest media critics in the U.S. The list consists of “the main currents and trends” that he expects students in his “digital thinking” class to master by the end of the term…

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